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Past as Prelude: on Polish-Ukrainian relations at the University of Cambridge, UK

Between 29 June and 1 July, 2015, the Open Dialog Foundation represenatatives took part in a conference organized by Cambridge Polish Studies and Cambridge Ukrainian Studies departments, entitled: “Past as Prelude: Polish-Ukrainian Relations for the Twenty-First Century” and devoted to the Polish-Ukrainian relations. Both the President of the Open Dialog Foundation, Lyudmyla Kozlovska and the Head of the Open Dialog Foundation Board, Bartosz Kramek were amongst the speakers at the event.

During four panels, participants discussed the current Polish-Ukrainian relations and their historical perspective, along with the doctrines and paradigms that have dominated relations between the two countries over the years. The conference was opened by Prof. Frank Sysyn of the University of Alberta. Other speakers included i.a.: Slawomir Sierakowski (“Krytyka Polityczna”), Pawel Kowal (MP), Karolina Wigura (“Kultura Liberalna”) and Andrzej Szeptycki (International Relations, University of Warsaw). Bartosz Kramek from the Open Dialog Foundation focused in his speech on contemporary relations between Poland and Ukraine, while Lyudmyla Kozlovska spoke about the challenges in relations between the countries, focusing on the problems of students and refugees.

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